Be amazed, intrigued, invigorated or soothed by the splendours that await in the Rotorua region. The famous, Pohutu Geyser is but one of the sights to see amongst the region's rich Maori culture and plethora of volcanic lakes, buried villages, towering Redwood and pine forests, underwater trout galleries, hot springs, geysers and mud pools. Milk a cow, feed a baby lamb, ride the luge, relax on a gondola ride or plunge over the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world - it's all here.
WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY
Well known for its beautiful beaches and hot mineral springs, this area has a great selection of attractions. There's plenty to keep the energetic visitor occupied, with kayaking or whitewater rafting on the Wairoa River and bush-walking, tramping, rock climbing or hunting in Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park. For more sedate pursuits, tour the nearby islands and swim in glorious pools at McLaren Falls.
EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY
Uninterrupted kilometres of white sand beaches form the coastline of the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Visitors can take advantage of the warm, sunny climate and enjoy any number of water activities here, but visiting White Island - New Zealand's most active volcano site - is often the biggest drawcard for visitors.
THE BEST OF ROTORUA AND THE BAY OF PLENTY
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